Nominations for Voicey Awards Opened

by Maxie Zeuson February 8, 2007 says it has opened nominations for the 2007 Voicey Awards, which are intended to honor voice actors in the same way the Oscars and Emmies honor actors in other media. Awards will be given in five categories: Best Male Voice, Best Female Voice, Best New Voice, Best Personal Branding, and Lifetime Achievement Award. Nominations […]

"Happy Tree Friends" Volume 2 Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson February 8, 2007
BCI is releasing Volume 2 of the hit G4TV series The Happy Tree Friends on DVD April 3rd. The box set will contain 9 episodes of the show as well as storyboards, commentary, and a behind the scenes look. Read the Press release here. [Source: BCI]

PR: Happy Tree Friends: Volume Two

by Dan Collinson February 8, 2007
NAVARRE’S BCI TO RELEASE THE SECOND SET OF THE POPULAR, ANIMATED TV SERIES <O</O “HAPPY TREE FRIENDS”<O</O Volume Two<O</O <O</O Nine More Brand-New Blood-Soaked Episode From The G4 Television Series<O</O <O</O Los Angeles, CA – BCI, a Navarre Corporation Company, and Mondo Media have announced the release of “Happy Tree Friends: Volume Two,” the second […]

"Beet the Vandel Buster" Vol. 1: This Release Is a Bust

by Classic Speedyon February 8, 2007
Beet: The Vandel Buster is a waste of time, not only because of the show itself, but also because of Illumitoon’s poor treatment of the release. There is literally nothing redeeming about this DVD. No, not even the DVD case itself, with its bootleg look. Why does the cover art look so empty, with items […]

Children’s Emmy Award Nominees Announced

by Maxie Zeuson February 8, 2007
The Batman will compete with Tutenstein, Growing Up Creepie, and Bigfoot Presents: Meteor and the Might Monster Trucks for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program at the Children’s Emmy Awards in June, it was announced yesterday. Nominees for Outstanding Children’s Animated Program include Arthur, Curious George, Peep and the Big Wide World, Time Warp Trio, and […]

Disney Mulling Newer, Smaller Theme Parks

by Maxie Zeuson February 8, 2007
The Walt Disney Company may build smaller theme parks and stand-alone hotel and entertainment centers far from its current parks, the chairman of the company’s Parks and Resorts division has told analysts. According to Reuters, the company is considering building versions of its Downtown Disney complex of high-end retail, dining and entertainment businesses in urban […]

Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie Get Animated

by Maxie Zeuson February 8, 2007
Sesame Workshop will adapt its popular Bert and Ernie muppet characters to claymation for The Adventures of Bert and Ernie, World Screen reports. The new show will be co-produced with Germany’s NDR and Ki.Ka and animated by Italy’s Misseri Studio. It has already been presold in Australia, India, Denmark, and other world markets.

"Wonder Pets" to Save Three Little Pigs in February

by Maxie Zeuson February 8, 2007
The Wonder Pets! will premiere a new half-hour episode, “Save the Three Little Pigs,” on Monday, February 19, at 11:00am (ET/PT), Nick Jr. said yesterday. The episode will have wonder Pets Linny, Tuck, and Ming-Ming saving the three little pigs of the popular fairy tale after they decide to build their houses of substandard materials. […]

Studio B Developing "Look What My Sister Dragged In"

by Maxie Zeuson February 8, 2007
Studio B and YTV will develop Look What My Sister Dragged In, an animated series for the international kids market, Channel Canada reports. The series, created by Rob Boutillier, is about a boy whose life is disrupted when his sister brings home a mysterious “Kat.”

Cartoons on the Bay Moving to Salerno

by Maxie Zeuson February 8, 2007
Cartoons on the Bay (a.k.a., The International Festival on Television Animation) will move to Salerno, Italy, for its 11th edition, World Screen reports. The festival will run from April 19 to 22.